Bell to Drive Seamless Orchestration of inVentiv’s Clinical and Commercial Capabilities to Help Biopharmaceutical Companies Speed Innovation to Patients
BURLINGTON, Mass. – September 25, 2014 – inVentiv Health (“inVentiv”), a life science knowledge and services company for the new healthcare environment, today announced that the inVentiv Health Board of Directors appointed Michael Bell as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. Paul Meister, formerly Chairman and CEO, will continue his role as a member of the Board of Directors.
Bell brings valuable experience gained over a distinguished three-decade management career at leading global services companies to the organization. Prior to his role as CEO, Bell held the position of Chief Operating Officer of inVentiv. In his new position, he will continue to identify operational efficiencies and strategic synergies across inVentiv to help solve biopharmaceutical clients’ most challenging problems.
“Mike’s an industry veteran who has managed sophisticated global service organizations through every stage of growth. That’s the ideal skill set to accelerate inVentiv’s continued success,” said Meister. “At inVentiv Mike has proven himself to be an extraordinary leader focused on operational excellence, strategic innovation, and cultivating talent at all levels of the organization. We know that both clients and employees will benefit tremendously from his business and healthcare acumen.”
Previously, Bell served as Senior Executive Vice President of John Hancock Financial Services, where he nearly doubled the growth rate of the businesses he managed. Prior to this role, he was a co-founder of the Monitor Group where he worked with companies across the healthcare delivery continuum, significantly expanding the organization’s global footprint. Bell also served as a founder and managing partner of Monitor Clipper Partners, a private equity firm specializing in professional, procurement, and pharmaceutical marketing services.
inVentiv has vast clinical development and commercialization capabilities. The company’s clinical capabilities are comprised of a leading CRO known for its broad therapeutic expertise and state-of-the-art systems that are scaled to need. Its commercial capabilities support every phase and function in commercialization – from consulting to sales teams to adherence programs – offering a comprehensive outsourcing model that provides clients with a critical competitive edge.
"I’m looking forward to leading a global organization of 12,000 talented healthcare professionals who are reinventing the way biopharmaceutical clients develop and commercialize products,” said Bell. “Partnering with companies at every step along the way, from first molecule to full marketing, we’re pioneering insightful services and outsourcing models to help clients navigate an increasingly complex marketplace.
“We've identified a noble mission – to help clients accelerate the delivery of healthcare innovation to the patients who need it most. I couldn't imagine a more exciting and meaningful venture.”
Bell serves as Chairman Emeritus of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, and previously served as a trustee and the Chair of Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. Bell received his B.S. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and attended Harvard Business School for his M.B.A.
About inVentiv Health inVentiv Health, Inc. is a life science knowledge and services company purpose-built for the new healthcare marketplace. inVentiv has created a new model by converging a vast range of essential services to fully align with our clients’ development and commercialization goals. With more than 12,000 employees supporting clients in 70 countries, our global scale and broad expertise make us an attractive strategic partner for companies seeking to get medicines to patients in a complex operating, regulatory and reimbursement environment. inVentiv Health’s clients include more than 550 life sciences companies, including all 20 of the largest biopharmaceutical companies in the world. inVentiv Health, Inc. is privately owned by inVentiv Group Holdings, Inc., an organization sponsored by affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., Liberty Lane Partners and members of the inVentiv management team. inVentiv Health transforms promising ideas into commercial reality for the financial success of our clients and the delivery of better treatments to patients worldwide. For more information, visit www.inVentivHealth.com.
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